Martha Jane Stranahan

Female27 April 1838–1888

Brief Life History of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane Stranahan was born on 27 April 1838, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Charles Corey Stranahan, was 29 and her mother, Margaret Euphemia Hale, was 19. She married William McKinney Hixson in 1877, in Tennessee, United States. She lived in Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years and District 7, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1880. She died in 1888, in Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States.

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William McKinney Hixson
Martha Jane Stranahan
Marriage: 1877

Sources (6)

  • Martha Hickson in household of William Hickson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Martha J. Stranahan Hixson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Hamilton County Pioneers

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1877Tennessee, United States
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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 8

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 8

    Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

    1862 · Battle of Shiloh

    Age 24

    The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

    Name Meaning

    Irish (County Down): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Sranacháin ‘descendant of Sranachán’, a personal name apparently derived from srann ‘snoring’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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